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Swimming for all in Leyland

Funded on Spacehive 7 March 2023 Delivered 17 December 2023

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Swimming for all in Leyland

Swimming for all in Leyland

Leyland Barracudas Swimming Club By Leyland Barracudas Swimming Club

We would like to train up more of our volunteers to become trained swimming coaches and teachers. Currently funds are limited but with more teachers we could run more sessions at our club

Moss Side Industrial Estate Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 07 Mar 2023!

As a swimming club we would like to extend the number of sessions that we hold and the limiting factor is the number of coaches and teachers that we have at Leyland Barracudas. We have self funded a number of our volunteers to take these expensive courses but with pressures on costs we are currently unable to extend this to a number of people who would like to become trained. As a result we have had to cancel a number of sessions over the past 6 months due to the lack of coaches being available which directly impacts our young swimmers on their swimming journey. We are hoping to raise money to allow us to fund a number Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications for our volunteers to allow us to maintain and expand our swimming provision in Leyland and the surrounding areas. We are a club that has over 200 swimmers of all abilities from those at the start of their swimming journey to the Masters who represent the club at the older age.

What we'll deliver:

  • 3 Swim England Qualified (SEQ) Level 1 Teachers
  • 2 Swim England Qualified (SEQ) Level 2 Teachers
  • 1 Swim England Qualified (SEQ) Level 1 Coaches

Why it's a great idea:

Leyland Barracudas Swimming Club needs a well resourced, properly qualified workforce in order to deliver its teaching and coaching to over 200 swimmers in Leyland and the surrounding area. As children progress through the club there is a turnover of parents who are willing and able to help provide support on poolside therefore we have a rolling requirement to continually refresh and retrain our workforce to meet the Swim England criteria. With additional trained teachers and coaches the club will be able to ensure that the current programme can be delivered, we can work with local authorities to explore the potential to run more 'learn to swim' programmes (reducing the reliance on taxpayer funding) and we can also provide opportunities for our younger volunteers to play a part in the running of the club. With more funding we can expand our Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) programme to give our 14 and 15 year olds a formal qualification and invaluable life experiences.

Steps to get it done:

  • Training of 6 SEQ coaches and teachers by end 2023

Location Moss Side Industrial Estate

About the space

Leyland, South Ribble, Buckshaw Village and Chorley Villages


South Ribble Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,396

2 * SEQ Level 2 Teacher - £1,360 (40%)
3 * SEQ Level 1 Teachers - £1,125 (33%)
1 * SEQ Swimming Coach - £620 (18%)
Peripherals to support trainee teachers and coaches - £51 (1%)
Other - £240 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

2 * SEQ Level 2 Teacher
3 * SEQ Level 1 Teachers
1 * SEQ Swimming Coach
Peripherals to support trainee teachers and coaches
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional course for our Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs)
  • Safeguarding courses
  • Timekeeping courses

Total £3,396

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